Jack Saunders (Carl Brisson) and Bob Corby (Ian Hunter) are two boxers in love with Nellie (Lillian Hall-Davis). Jack and Nellie are married but their marriage is flat so she starts to look to Bob for comfort.
Director:Alfred Hitchcock Producer:John Maxwell Production Company:British International Pictures (BIP) Audio/Visual:silent, black & white Keywords:Drama; Romance; Thriller; Silent; Alfred Hitchcock Contact Information:www.k-otic.com
June 11, 2010 Subject:
Although this is no thriller, per se, the charactors are well developed, and the climactic boxing sequences are genuinely exciting. Hitchcock's changes in subjective point of view are of particular interest. Excellent and entertaining film. The only drawback is the lack of any sort of musical accompaniment; consequently, I played a recording of Gershwin's piano rolls, and those rhythms were well suited to the overall rhythm of the picture. I wish Hitchcock had made at least one other boxing film -- this one is terrific!
December 7, 2009 Subject:
In an article by Burt Sugar in Boxing Ilustrated
about Boxing Films of the 20th century he stated,
The Ring, eventhough made doing th silent era, was the most realistic film of boxing until the 1970's."